USA’s Jessica Long became a 27-time Paralympic medalist while CAN’s Aurelie Rivard, BRA’s Maria Gomes Santiago, and CHN’s Zheng Tao picked up more golds.
A trio of Paralympic records fell on day 8 prelims. Among them was Italy’s Antonio Fantin, who bettered his S6 men’s 100 FR two-day-old Paralympic mark.
Belarus’ Ihar Boki took the SM13 men’s 200 IM on day six, his 4th gold in Tokyo and 15th career Paralympic title. His swim was among nine World records too.
Out of the S3 women’s 100 free heats, S1 swimmer Elif Ildem put up a new Paralympic class record of 3:17.54, one of six fallen Paralympic records on day six.
American Robert Griswold upgraded his 2016 bronze to 2020 gold in the S8 men’s 100 back here in Tokyo en route a new class World record.
2 of the 9 world records that fell on day 2 of the Paralympics were broken by 17-year-olds Anastasia Pagonis (above, 400 free) and Gia Pergolini (100 back.)
Dominant S13 swimmer Ihar Boki of Belarus won his second title in Tokyo with a 100 back world record of 56.36, his 13th career Paralympic title.
China has earned 4 golds and 11 total medals in the pool just one day into the 2016 Paralympics, building a big lead to try to defend its 2012 Paralympic medal table crown.
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Six World Records from as many countries fell on the second to last day of the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships.